Category Archives: Advent

Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols: Sunday 17th December, 6.30pm

A beautiful sequence of bible readings interspersed with choir carols and congregational singing for all to enjoy.

Our second musical offering in the run up to Christmas is the lovely Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.  In this service we hear a sequence of bible readings interspersed with choir items and congregational carols for us all to sing making this one of the quintessential services of the Christmas period and certainly one not to be missed.

Many of the organizations and institutions in Redbourn are represented in the reading of the Lessons – it really is a carol service for everyone to enjoy, it’s free and no tickets are needed.

Christmas ‘Lights of Love’

Sunday 10th December, 6.30 pm

Christmas can be a time when we’re all too aware of our bereavements and those we miss. We offer this reflective service as a chance to remember in prayer those we love but see no longer, those we’ll miss at Christmas.

At the end of the service we process outside and light up our Lights of Love, festooned in a churchyard fir tree. These lights are sponsored in memory of loved ones whom we wish to remember at this time of year and envelopes, if you want to sponsor a light, can be found in our church now.

The Christingle Service, Sunday 10th December, 4.00pm

Sunday 10th December, 4.00pm

Come and join us for this ever popular and enjoyable service for people of all ages at this time of year.

The ‘Christingle’, is a lighted candle mounted in an orange. These are given out in the service in exchange for donations made in envelopes or “purses” for the work of The Children’s Society. This year we’re delighted to welcome David Howell from The Redbourn Players to be our guest of honour, who will be receiving these gifts on behalf of The Children’s Society.

The Christingles are then lit, reminding us that Jesus is the light of the world and shines in the darkest parts of our world. Donations raised at our Christingle year after year enable The Children’s Society to work with thousands of children in this country who face life’s harshest challenges – children who may find themselves sleeping rough this winter; fleeing conflict and war; caught in a cycle of crime; or marginalised due to a disability.

We are delighted to welcome children from our schools and uniformed groups in Redbourn to raise money for these needy children.

Last year we raised over £600. With your support we could raise even more – do join us if you can.